USDA – Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program 2016 for US

Deadline: 23 November 2015

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council seeks innovative grant proposals for Cost-Share Grant program to develop, study, and collaborate 10 year action plan. This Request for Proposals is to address the following priority issues:

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  • Analysis and Solutions for Development and Redevelopment Impacts on Urban and Community Forests
  • Building Human Health Through Urban and Community Forestry
  • Climate Change and Its Impact on Trees and Water

Focus Areas

Award Information

For the Fiscal Year 2016 Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) Program may provide, approximately $900,000 ($300,000 per category) in grant funds to be awarded through the 2016 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • State governments
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Independent school districts
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Special district governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • An entity has a local/State tree-planting projects, capital improvements to property of any ownership, and/or projects that have only a local impact are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Applicant must apply via and search for the opportunity number USDA-FS-UCF-01-2016.

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For more information please download the PDF Request for Proposals.